This collection consists of correspondence, a diary of John's wife, Thora Hafen (January 1901-May 1901), a notebook, certificates, family genealogies, mementos, illustrated programs of Hafen's art exhibits, and newspaper clippings which laud Hafen's art. Part of the collection was represented in a catalog entitled A Step Beyond: Artist's Archives and Creative Process, presented by the Special Collections and Archives and Manuscripts of Brigham Young University, 1987.; Biographical History; John Hafen correspondence to Thora Hafen; John Hafen correspondence to Thora Hafen; John Hafen correspondence to Thora Hafen; John Hafen correspondence to Thora Hafen; John Hafen correspondence to Thora Hafen; John Hafen correspondence to Thora Hafen; John Hafen correspondence to Thora Hafen; John Hafen correspondence with George Q. Cannon; John Hafen correspondence; Hafen Family patriarchal blessings; John Hafen papers; John Hafen genealogy; John Hafen news clippings; John Hafen notebook; John Hafen papers; John Hafen exhibition programs; John Hafen posthumous tributes; Thora Hafen correspondence; Thora Hafen correspondence; Thora Hafen correspondence; Thora Hafen correspondence with Heber J. Grant; Heber J. Grant poems to Thora Hafen; John Hafen correspondence; Thora Hafen diary and financial papers; An Investment in Culture; A Step Beyond: Artists' Archives and Creative Process; Oh My Father; Written in Paris, this notebook contains Hafen's thoughts on the gospel, the church, and the arts. It is an introspective view of how he relates to his chosen profession with his religion and attempts to reconcile the two.; By Mae Huntington. Depicts some of Hafen's contributions to the Springville, Utah art community, donated by Vern Swanson in 1986. Photocopy. Original in Special Collections under Americana 800 A1 #62; An Exhibition in Special Collections And Archives and Manuscripts, presented by the Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Included are photographs, correspondence, notes, financial records, and memorabilia. Biographical information on Hafen is a composite, being excerpted freely and chiefly from Robert S. Olpin, Dictionary of Utah Art, Salt Lake City, Utah: Salt Lake Art Center, pp. 106-111, and supplemented by information drawn from the John Hafen Papers in the Harold B. Lee Library, BYU.; Eight paintings by John Hafen, 1908-1909, beautifully illustrating the words of the poem by Eliza R. Snow. A musical arrangement by Frank W. Merrill, as sung by Mr. Robert C. Easton is included. The catalog is a memento of a showing of Hafen's work in the Eastern States. 1 copy donated by Rachel Hafen Stewart and the Springville Museum of Art.
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